Competition: 'Take Cover!’ Lightweight rapidly deployable protection on the front-line through Field Fortifications

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a new competition to find solutions for lightweight rapidly deployable protection for on-foot troops on the front-line through field fortifications.



Within defence and security, protection of personnel is a priority area and deployment of rapid protection solutions for dismounted (on-foot) troops on the front-line is of high importance.

This DASA competition seeks proposals to access recent innovations in both materials science and design technologies to provide advanced protection solutions for small groups of front-line troops from impacts such as that from ballistic, blast and directed energy threats.

DASA are interested in proof-of-concept technologies which can be integrated into a single system during later competition phases.

There is funding of up to £600k available in Phase 1 of the competition. It is anticipated that significant additional funding will be available for further phases.

This competition is now open and details are available in the competition document.

Queries should be sent to

Published 1 August 2018
Last updated 5 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Competition now open.
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